Hi everyone tonight

I will be posting a series of pictures associated with the restoration of the barrel wheel that powers the vertical saw blade in the 1846 saw mill at UCV

This picture shows the wings of the cast iron offset crank that has been inserted into the end of the new turned 12" oak shaft using molten babbet and wrought iron rings that are original.

The wings increase in thickness as they protrude into the end of the shaft, this fact alone along with the rings on turned seatings make it vertually impossible for the unit to loosen from the unending pounding and tourque assocciated with the sawing proceedure

If anyone has questions do not hesitate to ask



Last edited by northern hewer; 12/15/10 02:43 AM.